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Cool two tired....

I've always liked the Mezzelers ME880....good dependable grip wet and dry and they last a long time....
I have the 100/90-19...I like a meaty front tire tho, never been a fan of the skinny 21" front

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I don't think the question was about wheel size. It was 80/90 v. 90/90. both on a 21" rim. I can't say that the front ever pushed with the 80/90, and I agree that it may be just a visual. I don't like super fat tires either, the 90/90 is big enough for me. I have a 100/90-19 on the Roadster and that feels great too. Some like the 110/90-19 but it won't fit under my fork brace so I never even tried it.
The wheel size got brought into the discussion I think because of the limited availability of wider than a 90 or 100 for the 21. Some go to a 19 just for that reason. Im not sure of what's available myself as it's a non issue for me.
Speaking of fork braces, I need to look into those. I'm wanting to lose the fender. Is there any real stability concern running with neither for awhile? If there is I would think it would be negligible.
I'd like to run a considerably wider tire in the rear but that's not really feasible.
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The wheel size got brought into the discussion I think because of the limited availability of wider than a 90 or 100 for the 21. Some go to a 19 just for that reason. Im not sure of what's available myself as it's a non issue for me.
Speaking of fork braces, I need to look into those. I'm wanting to lose the fender. Is there any real stability concern running with neither for awhile? If there is I would think it would be negligible.
I'd like to run a considerably wider tire in the rear but that's not really feasible.
It's not too bad for street riding. I got rid of the fender, and rode that way for a while until I designed my brace.

To repeat the text I sent to you so others can see it, I tested my brace out at a job site that had a graded pad for a building that was not built after the pad was graded. It was full of rain ruts. I had gone out there to get the bike sideways a few times without the fender, but when I did it again after the brace was on, it took those ruts like they didn't exist. Now, as I also said in the text, the fender itself would do about the same as my brace. I designed mine to take the place of the fender and bring the stability back. I like it, it works for me.
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Gotta keep this in perspective. 80mm is 3.2". The 21's we ran were 2.75's or 3.00's, usually with a 5.00-16 rear.
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